Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Published: Grease: Live! Star Aaron Tveit Says 2016 Election Satire in New Zombie Series BrainDead Hits a Little Too Close to Home

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online Art is imitating life for Aaron Tveit – for better or worse. Starring in Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King’s new political satire thriller BrainDead, Tveit admits he and many members … Continue reading


Published: Cat-Calling and Crashing the Set: Performers Sound Off About Street Harassment

Originally published on HowlRound.com Read this story online Standing ovations and bouquets of roses are common for many performers at the conclusion of a show, but during a recent performance, singer-songwriter, and actor Diana Oh experienced nothing of the sort. … Continue reading


Review: The Father/A Doll’s House

It’s not clear who gets the last word in either The Father or A Doll’s House, the two dramas being performed in repertory at Theatre for a New Audience. But with productions this gripping and resonant, it really doesn’t matter. … Continue reading


Published: Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry on Bringing Feminism and Diversity to Broadway: BUST Interview

Originally published on Bust.com Read this story online “I Think If She Were a Man, She Would Have Been President” Renée Elise Goldsberry already had a jam-packed resume when she auditioned for the musical Hamilton. The triple-threat actress listed several … Continue reading


Published: WATCH: Drop That Beat! Hamilton Creator and Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyles for PEOPLE

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online Freestyling is nothing new for Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, a musical about the birth of America written almost entirely in rap and hip-hop compositions. Miranda’s first … Continue reading


Published: We Can’t Say Goodbye: 10 Ideas for The Good Wife Spin-offs

        Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online We’re still mourning the loss of The Good Wife, which aired its final episode May 8. After seven years of drama, intrigue and romance with Alicia Florrick, Diane … Continue reading


Review: American Psycho

  I never thought I’d have to say, “I can’t tonight. I have to see American Psycho the Musical.” But I have, and I did, although I still don’t know what to make of it. Playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld … Continue reading


Published: Good Women: Saying Goodbye to the Fierce Females of The Good Wife

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online The title alone makes you think twice. Upon first hearing the words “the good wife,” the phrase sounds like a reference to the Stepford Wives era of the 1950s. But, after seven … Continue reading